• appetizers and snacks,  sides

    Hush Puppies recipe

    If you haven’t tried yet these delicious Hush Puppies, you have to give them a try. Crispy on the outside but soft and fluffy on the inside, these cornmeal balls are absolutely delicious! Hush Puppies (or Hushpuppies, Hush-Puppies) are savory cornmeal deep-fried balls originating from Southern United States. Hush Puppies are most commonly served as a side dish along with seafood and, sometimes, with tartar sauce. Hush puppies are made from cornmeal, flour, eggs, rising agents and milk or buttermilk and may also include onion, garlic or peppers. Hush Puppies are very easy to make. You have to combine all the ingredients and drop a spoonful at a time into…

  • beef,  main course

    Swedish meatballs in creamy mustard sauce (Kotbullar)

    These delicious Swedish meatballs are smothered in rich and creamy sauce and, if you wish, garnished with spring onion rings or fresh parsley. The creamy mustard sauce is really what makes this dish so absolutely delicious. It’s a sauce made with cream, butter and mustard, very creamy and a bit sourish, perfect for meatballs! It’s very similar to the Bechamel sauce. In the traditional Swedish recipe the meatballs are fried in butter. I chose a healthier way: I baked the meatballs. Baked meatballs are very easy to make and you don’t have to use extra fat. You can serve these delicious Swedish meatballs in creamy mustard sauce for lunch or…

  • Brioche, rolls,  desserts

    Black and white crescent rolls

    These black and white crescent rolls are, definitely, the prettiest and also the most delicious crescent rolls. They are soft and flaky, vanilla and cocoa flavored and topped with sugar syrup. To prepare these delicious black and white crescent rolls you have to prepare 2 doughs: one regular dough and for the other one you replace 50 grams of flour with 50 grams of cocoa powder. Then you have to roll the dough into circles and overlap one black and one white circle. Then cut into triangles and roll. It’s very easy. The rolls are very tasty and don’t need filling. After you remove the rolls from the oven, while…

  • sauces

    Creamy mustard sauce

    Creamy, a bit sourish and soo easy to make, this creamy mustard sauce goes perfectly with grilled meats or vegetables. It’s very similar to the Bechamel sauce. Instead of milk I used vegetable soup and I added cream and, of course, mustard. You can also add a bit of white wine. You can serve this creamy mustard sauce with meatballs, skewers or other grilled meats. Ingredients for creamy mustard sauce: –         200gr liquid cream –         2 tablespoons Dijon mustard –         500ml hot vegetable soup (or chicken/beef) –         50gr butter –         50gr flour –         salt and pepper to taste How to make creamy mustard sauce Melt the butter into a large saucepan. Add the flour and stir to…

  • salads,  vegan

    Mexican veggies potato salad

    Flavorful, colorful and very filling, this Mexican veggie potato salad makes the perfect choice for a vegan meal but goes well also as a side dish. I have to tell you that this salad is my husband’s creation. My intention was to prepare a potato and beetroot salad, but his reaction was: “beetroot again?!?! Can you, please, keep the beetroot for your self and make for me another salad with Mexican mix vegetables?” So, I postponed my potato and beetroot salad for the next week and I made a delicious Mexican veggie potato salad. This salad is also easy to make. Mexican mix veggies are already chopped and all you…

  • salads

    Broccoli and ham salad

    Very tasty and nourishing, this broccoli and ham salad makes a great make-ahead entrée. It’s also a good choice for a quick lunch or dinner. It’ an easy to make salad, with only a handful of  ingredients. Yet you have to pay attention to not overcook the broccoli. Broccoli needs to be cooked only for 3-4 minutes. After that you have to drain the broccoli and move it into a bowl with water and ice cubes. In this way you’ll stop the cooking process and broccoli will be cooked but firm. Ingredients for broccoli and ham salad –         1kg broccoli –         1 bunch spring onions –         350gr smoked ham –         200gr pickles –         500-600gr mayonnaise…

  • appetizers and snacks,  savory pies and quiches

    Spanakopita – Greek spinach and feta pie

    Spanakopita is a very popular Greek pie, flavorful and absolutely delicious. It’s a phyllo pastry layered pie with a delicious and refreshing filling made from spinach, feta cheese and herbs. To prepare this delicious pie I use frozen spinach. I can find frozen spinach in supermarkets all year long and is extremely easy to prepare. I just place the frozen spinach into a pot, I place the pot over medium heat and I cook the spinach until thawed. Being so rich and nourishing, Spanakopita is also a very versatile dish. You may serve this delicious Greek spinach an feta pie as a snack or as an appetizer along with a…

  • appetizers and snacks,  vegan

    Vegan onion crackers

    Tender and very tasty, these vegan onion crackers are my favorites! They are also very easy to make, with only a handful of ingredients that I’m sure you always can find in you kitchen. All you have to do is to soté the onions, mix together all the ingredients and bake. For a plus of flavor, sprinkle over the crackers a bit or dried thyme or dried oregano. You can also sprinkle poppy seeds. These vegan onion crackers make the perfect snack. They go very well with a glass of cold beer 🙂 Ingredients for vegan onion crackers 200gr flour 50ml water 80ml vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Fruit yogurt cake

    So refreshing and flavorful, this delicious fruit yogurt cake makes the perfect summer treat. And it’s so incredibly easy to make :). This wonderful cake is made from plain yogurt, whipped cream and fruits, with a lady fingers base. So, you don’t have to bake anything and that’s a big plus in summer time, right? 🙂 You have though to use the stove for a few minutes to melt the gelatin. As regarding the fruits, I used apricots and peaches but you may use your favorite fruits. You may use fresh or canned fruits. Pay attention though to papaya, pineapple and kiwi because they don’t get along very well with…

  • appetizers and snacks,  chicken,  main course

    Mushrooms and cheese stuffed meatloaf

    This delicious mushrooms and cheese stuffed meatloaf makes the perfect choice for a family dinner but also for a fancy dinner. It’s juicy and flavored and it looks great. It’s also easy to make. You have to make a very large patty and fill it with mushrooms and cheese. The mushrooms contain a big amount of water and they have to be cooked before being added to the meatloaf. You must cook the mushrooms until the whole water evaporates. Otherwise, you will obtain something like a soup with meat and mushrooms. As concerning the meat, I used minced chicken but you can use your favorite meat. You can serve this…